23 November 2010

homemade rice cereal

Lori & I were talking about rice cereal yesterday since H was at the age where I can introduce him to it (even though my pediatrician says 7-8 months...crazy!) We found a recipe on the internet for homemade rice cereal. Since I've been dying to make him some baby food it was the perfect opportunity! It was so easy. Ridiculously easy [THANK GOODNESS]. Here it is along with some pictures:

Short grain brown rice
I used breast milk as well

Blend rice into a powder [I finally got to use my Magic Bullet!]
Sift rice powder
Bring 3/4 c water to a boil
Add 1/4 c powdered rice
Whisk continually (while it simmers) for 10 minutes

Easy, right?! It's good in the fridge for up to three days and 3-4 months in the freezer. 

I found that it was VERY thick...especially since this was going to be his first go with rice cereal. After I put his portion in a separate bowl, I added breast milk to thin it out. He did pretty well! He wasn't too sure about the actual rice cereal but boy - exploring that spoon thing sure was fun! I had to use the bigger size spoon because I couldn't find the small ones but he loved chewing on it so it worked out anyways. Here are some pictures:

Next I will be using the ole MB to puree some fruits and veggies. Should be fun! I never would have pinned myself for a baby food making, cloth diaper using mom...just goes to show you can never predict what kind of a mom you'll be!

-Little Wife Power House 


  1. Look like he did good! Those first food photos are priceless. I love his face in the third one. :)

  2. Glad you were able to make the rice cereal! I thought about doing that when Brayden was born but never got around to it. Where did you get those little containers that you put the baby food in?

    LOVE the pictures! :)